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C&G Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-21)

In Years 10 and 11 students at New College Leicester can study C&G Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-21)

Students can gain an insight into the world of Hair and Beauty, and will follow a programme which allows them to investigate various career opportunities and develop their knowledge of this sector. This includes an insight to the following: Exploring the world of Hair and Beauty from ancient times to current day and the technological advancements over these years; Science of Hair and Beauty covering the ingredients of products and the impact they have on the hair and skin; Design in the sector, covering the impact of design on business development.

Skills learnt are transferable to many other industries such as, dexterity, communication, teamwork, creativity and time management.

GCSEs that compliment this subject are Science, Business Studies, Computer Science, Media, Art.

We follow a scheme of work which is designed by the awarding body in both areas which is modified specifically for our students.

This course is assessed by:

1 Externally moderated theory exam – Year 10

1 Externally moderated synoptic assignment – Year 11

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Year 10

Year 11

Theory exam

Synoptic Assignment

Unit 201 Exploring the world of hair and beauty

Practical assessment of an Era based theme – Unit 201

Unit 202 Science of hair and beauty

Written content to create a business design using images from the practical element of the assessment – Unit 203

Unit 203 Design in the hair and beauty sector

Written evaluation of products used and their impact on services – Unit 202


Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing (6002-21)

This programme will teach the skills and knowledge required to work in a professional setting as a fully qualified hair stylist.

Course content

Principles and practices of Hairdressing services (Unit 201)

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp (Unit 202)

Cut hair using basic techniques (Unit 203)

Style, set and dress the hair (Unit 204)

Colour and lighten the hair (Unit 205)

Course assessment

Synoptic assignment; This is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated. The assignment requires candidates to identify and use effectively in an integrated way an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge from across the content area.

Theory exam; The exam is a written exam that is externally set and externally marked. The exam is designed to assess the candidate’s depth and breadth of understanding across content in the qualification at the end of the period of learning, using a range of question types and will be sat under invigilated examination conditions.

Employer involvement; this is a formal component of Key Stage 5 Technical qualifications. It does not contribute to the overall qualification grading, but is a mandatory requirement that all learners must meet. As such it is subject to external quality assurance by City & Guilds.

The Hairdressing team are passionate about their subject and industry. They continually work with local companies to enhance and develop their already broad skills and knowledge, by doing this they are confident that they are sharing current skills and trends with their students. Students have the opportunity to work in a salon setting which provides them with transferable skills such as team work, communication and time management.

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